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Summit Downtown, Inc. Survey Queries Residents on Maple Street Closure

June 8, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The closure of Maple Street is the subject of a survey sent by Summit Downtown, Inc. to its email list of more than 6,000 area residents. Paper copies of the survey are also available at Summit City Hall, the Summit Free Public Library and at SDI’s office at 18 Bank Street, Suite 101.

SDI has also sent out another survey geared toward gathering input from ...


WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Examines Reasons for Second-Half Optimism

July 3, 2022

David Dietze, Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist at Peapack-Private Wealth Management, spoke live on BNN Bloomberg. David discussed his outlook on the market, and what stocks he sees the most opportunity in on pullback:

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack ...

LISTEN: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze on Chances of Market Optimism for Remainder of '22

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze spoke live on Bloomberg radio on June 24, and discussed after stocks and bonds had one of their worst first halves of a year ever, can we be optimistic about the balance of the year.

Click the link below to listen.

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, ...

Toorak Capital Partners of Summit's John Beacham Named Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 New Jersey Award

John Beacham of Toorak Capital Partners Named an Entrepreneur of the Year®2022 New Jersey Award Winner by EY

SUMMIT, NJ – June 23 – Toorak Capital Partners, Inc.(“Toorak”), a leading capital provider to the residential real estate lending industry, today announced that John Beacham, its Founder and CEO, has been named an Entrepreneur Of The Year®2022 ...


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Will This 4th of July be Freedom’s Celebration or Democracy’s Funeral? It’s Up to Us.

July 3, 2022

In the past two weeks, the Supreme Court has eroded decades of hard-fought progress. Six unelected people have now stripped:

Women of their longstanding right to autonomy over their own bodies. (Dobbs v. JWHO)

Arrested individuals of their guaranteed Miranda rights. (Vega v.Tekoh) 

The EPA’s ability to fight climate change. (WV v. EPA)

…while ...

Keeping Citification out of the 'City' of Summit

Summit town council has a busy summer in store rethinking Broad Street West. It is a daunting task to be responsible for potentially changing the face of Summit in the name of progress.

The resounding message from the public seems to be that a building constructed on the site of the fire house should not smack of a city and city planning, but rather a reasonable reuse of the town space ...

Building A New Asset

June 24, 2022

Dear Friends,

I think we can all agree that there is wide support within our community for redevelopment on Broad Street so it makes sense that it is one of the clearly stated goals in the 2016 Master Plan Re-Examination document. The Broad Street West Redevelopment also meshes very well with a number of the other goals in the document. If you haven’t read the Master Plan Re-Examination ...

Let's Hit Pause on BSW and Continue Community Discussions

Over the last several months, hundreds of Summit residents have attended Common Council meetings to listen to City of Summit experts, and speak in overwhelming opposition to the City’s intention of amending the Broad Street West Redevelopment plan. Issues raised by residents were: parcel sizes, density, financing, traffic, and parking.

I share the community’s concerns and hope ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, July 5, 7:30 PM


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Mon, July 11, 6:30 PM

Legends Gallery, Chatham

NY Rangers Player Appearance at Legends Gallery

Summit Police Blotter

June 27, 2022

6/21/2022 — At 1647 hours a report was taken for a motor vehicle theft from a Colt Road residence. The  victim stated the incident occurred between 1500 hours and 1630 hours. The vehicle was left unlocked  with the key fob inside. Taken was a silver 2021 Mercedes Benz GLS wagon, valued at $80,000.  

6/22/2022 — At 0640 hours a report was taken for a burglary to ...

Summit EMS Report - May, 2022

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 194 emergency calls in May. These included 116 medical emergencies: 26 falls; 18 motor vehicle accidents, including two on a highway, two into a pole or tree, and one into a building; 12 traumatic injuries; eight cases of overdose or poisoning; one allergic reaction; one animal bite; five responses to a medical alarm, three pedestrians struck by a ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Examines Reasons for Second-Half Optimism

July 3, 2022

David Dietze, Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist at Peapack-Private Wealth Management, spoke live on BNN Bloomberg. David discussed his outlook on the market, and what stocks he sees the most opportunity in on pullback:

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack ...

Paper Mill Brookside Cabaret's Opens This Week

MILLBURN, NJ (June 29, 2022) Paper Mill’s popular Brookside Cabaret returns for the summer beginning tonight! The outdoor series features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.

       Jenna Pastuszek: Me, Myself & Barbra June 29–July 2

Happy days are here again! After ...

Summit Real Estate Report - May, 2022

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office provides an inside look at the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story.

This edition of the Summit Real Estate Report details information from May 2022.

Active ...

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Economic Background

U.S. Economy – The first release of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2022 was an annualized rate of -1.4% quarter over quarter due to negative net trade figures and lower government spending. Consumption, which makes up close to 70% of GDP, was still growing at a solid +1.8% pace.  GDP is expected to rebound in the second quarter to 2.7% ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Designer Thom Filicia Headlines Charity Event for Women’s Health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CWI.Design and other guests helped celebrate and fund the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) Spring Luncheon. The May 5 event took place at Maplewood Country Club. Designer Thom Filicia headlined the event.

During the lunch program, guests heard from CDBCF President Becky Morano and other representatives of the organization. Morano talked about the ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...